Two soldiers return home to Edinburgh to resume their romantic and family lives.

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Jean
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Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some suggestive and thematic material, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Near the start of the film when Davy and Ally are singing "I'm On My Way", as they make their way down the high street dancing they nearly bump into 2 men, those guys were Charlie Reid and Craig Reid AKA The Proclaimers. See more »

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When Ally drops off Liz at the bus stop on The Shore, she picks up the 42 bus. The 42 bus doesn't stop there. See more »

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Featured in Projector: Sunshine on Leith (2013) See more »

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
Performed by George MacKay, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Kevin Guthrie and Freya Mavor
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Brilliant
25 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Went to an advanced screening of this film with a Q an A with Dexter Fletcher at the end.

Well what a great film, the musical scenes were really well done, and it just felt that the cast were really enjoying themselves. Good all round performances from everyone, nobody stole the show, just everybody contributed their own accomplished style. My personal opinion is that its a really hard job to produce a musical, as it can so easily look amateurish, Mama Mia succeeded, and so does Sunshine on Leith. The locations were superb, especially the closing scene where it appeared as though all of the population of Edinburgh was present and joining in.

The Q and A was very informative, and I will leave you to spot the walk on appearances of Dexter and the Proclaimers.

A great night out,, well done everyone who had a hand in this production.


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